EU justice commissioner says some UK demands are already possible under EU law, offers help with national enforcement.
Viviane Reding, European commissioner for justice, told national ministers yesterday (5 December) that while the principle of free movement for European Union citizens is a fundamental right, the European Commission is proposing five actions to help national authorities implement existing rules in response to concerns raised by some member states, primarily the UK.
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Member states back compromise deal.
Constitutional amendment in effect bans gay marriage.
EU officials have plenty to say about human rights issues outside of the bloc, but barely mention the problems within the EU
Overwhelming majority vote to amend Croatian constitution.
Home affairs ministers to discuss short-term measures to tackle migaration issues.
EU court of first instance can be sued for taking almost six years to rule on appeal.
College to adopt three draft directives ensuring access to legal aid in criminal cases.
The European Union needs a more robust strategy to tackle rights abuses within its borders.
Sailors to have the same information and consultation rights as on-shore workers.
Court ruling in response to claims for asylum made in the Netherlands.
Council of Europe says rights are being breached
The greatest harm of the latest anti-Roma media bubble is to divert attention from the human-rights catastrophe under which Europe's Roma live.
Committee on employment and social affairs expected to back the proposal by the European Commission.
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Special report: Europe's borders
Published Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Just as national borders have shaped the identities of Europe's nation-states, so the European Union's have contributed to the way the Union sees itself.
The Schengen area and enlargement policy are coming under increasing strain.
The EU's borders are much tighter in some areas than others, and that can cause problems.
The problems in Cyprus cast doubt on the EU's claims that enlargement can help solve territorial disputes.
A complex, close and at times contentious relationship.
A look at the EU's border issues.